Practices

Competition and Antitrust

Description

 

Nobles Antitrust & Competition lawyers have been at the forefront of developments in the Ukrainian competition environment for over a decade. Therefore, we are perfectly positioned to navigate our Clients through the legal challenges that they face in this dynamic sector of the law. In particular, we advise Clients on compliance, abuse of dominance, cartels, merger clearance, state aid, and unfair competition.

Our services

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  • Obtaining merger clearances and concerted actions permits, advising on the relevant matters

  • Representation of Clients in abuse of dominance and cartel cases, advising on the relevant matters

  • Advising on and representing in state aid-related matters and cases

  • Representing in unfair competition cases and advising on the relevant matters

  • General advising on antitrust law issues and compliance

  • Conducting antitrust audits, trainings and other prevention and compliance activities

  • Antitrust damages litigations

  • Representing Clients in courts (challenging Antimonopoly Committee`s decisions)

Notable Experience (recent non-confidential matters)

  • Representing Nova Poshta in a pioneering Ukrainian state aid case against Ukrposhta, its local state-owned competitor

  • Represented Alcon in a high-profile cartel investigation on Ukrainian pharmaceuticals market

  • Conducting complex competition compliance spot check for Carlsberg with review of numerous aspects of Carlsberg Ukraine’s commercial operations

  • Representing Carlsberg in an unfair competition case against one of its main Ukrainian rivals – Obolon

  • Representing Carlsberg in an unfair competition case brought up by one of the local beer market producers as a part of a complex sponsorship-related IP dispute

  • Advised Swatch Group, a multinational holding company, on the competition aspects of the distributorship agreement for the supply of watches to Ukraine and on antitrust matters in relation to acquisition of luxury jeweller Herry Winston

  • Advised Alcon, B. Braun, Eli Lilly, Ferring, Novo Nordisk, Sandoz, Shire and many other Ukrainian pharmaceutical market players on competition aspects of their distribution arrangements and various other competition-related matters

  • Advised Koss on competition aspects of vertical agreements with distributors

  • Advised BSH Bosch Siemens Hausgeräte, a Ukrainian subsidiary of a world-renowned German domestic appliances producer, on competition matters related to vertical agreements with Ukrainian distributors

  • Advised Claas, a world-renowned German producer and supplier of agricultural machines, on competition matters related to vertical agreements with Ukrainian distributors.

  • Assisted Man Wah Group in obtaining a number of merger clearances for their joint venture

  • Assisted KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, in obtaining a formal approval from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine for codesharing flights on the Amsterdam-Kiev-Amsterdam route with Ukrainian International Airlines

Key Contacts